Diwali Sweets E-book

The Diwali Sweets E-book is finally here. This book is now incorporated into my Print book which is available in Print and digital formats! Please buy that here!

This Diwali, whip up these goodies and surprise everyone! Or make them for any festival for that matter or celebrate just today. Celebrate your loved ones and celebrate finding this e-book.

Diwali, the festival of lights is one of the big festivals celebrated in India and is coming up on November 3. The Sweets and Desserts served for the festival are quite heavily dependent on dairy. Like any major festival or holiday in any country, we all get obsessed with vegan-izing some family favorites. With very few Vegan Indian commercial options in India and almost none in the United states, I try to vegan-ize some of my favorites around the Indian festivals that people can make at home. This year I have a decent collection that I could make into an E-book. :)

The names of the sweets and flavors might be new to some, but they are delicious and addictive. I have tried to keep the sweets close to traditional wherever possible, that means a few do have similar oil content as you would find in a ghee laden sweet. A good number of the recipes though are low-fat with no or little refined oil and some also use natural sugars like maple syrup. Gluten-free options are mentioned wherever possible.

***This e-book is currently not available to buy as a portion of it will be published in my upcoming print cookbook.***

What do you get in the ebook is 15 recipes. And gorgeous pictures. You can print out any page you like, frame it and put it up on the kitchen wall or refrigerator. A great reminder to make the goodies again and again :)


It is difficult to explain each of these exactly. Loose translation to get an idea about each of the sweets.

Mysore pak – Chickpea flour fudge, and when i say fudge, it is indeed super fudgy fudge.
Nan Khatai – Semolina Cardamom Shortbread
Sooji halwa – Semolina crumble with nuts and cranberries
Amaranth Burfi – Amaranth Coconut fudge bars
Kaju Katli – Cashew fudge diamonds
Gulab Jamun – Doughnut type balls in flavored syrup
Gluten-free Gulab Jamun – Gluten-free version
Sandesh – Melt in your mouth cheesy balls
Kesar Sandesh – Cheesy balls flavored with saffron
Rasgulla – Cheese balls/dumplings/porous matzoh ball in rose flavored syrup
Rasmalai – Cheese discs/dumplings in saffron cream
Wheat Laddoo – Wheat balls/truffles
Kesar Mawa Burfi – Saffron flavored Fudge
Besan Laddoo – Chickpea flour truffles
Coconut Burfi – Coconut fudge bars

A lot of hard work has gone into the recipes as well as making the E-book. Please do not share the recipes or photographs publicly without permission.

100% of your donation will be collectively donated to 501 c3 charities. (VSPCA(India) and Pigs Peace Sanctuary (WA, USA)

Blog Tour and Giveaways

Oct 28 Kelli’s Vegan – Nan Khatai shortbread recipe and Giveaway
Oct 28 Kathy Hester’s Healthy Slow cooking – Coconut burfi Recipe and Giveaway
Oct 29 Kristy’s Keepin It Kind – Nan Khatai cookie recipe and Giveaway
Oct 29 Rithika’s Vegan on the Prowl – Mysore pak and book Review
Oct 30 Somer’s Vedged Out – Nan Khatai Recipe and Giveaway
Oct 31 Dianne’s Veggie Girl – Coconut Burfi recipe and Giveaway
Nov 1 Dassana’s Veg Recipes of India – Coconut Barfi and Book Review
Nov 1 Susmitha’s Veganosaurus – Review and Giveaway
Nov 8 Angela’s Canned Time – Giveaway


Preethi Sukumaran
“My godsend this Diwali – This amazing eBook from Vegan Richa filled with luscious vegan Diwali sweets. I made my first Mysore pak and Kaju Katli this year following Richa Hingle ‘s recipes and both sweets were finger licking delish! ”

Susmitha – Blogger
“Imagine my thrill when Richa of Vegan Richa started to share photographs of GORGEOUS looking Rasmalais on her Facebook Page! I was totally jealous that she’s managed to get the recipe right, but I was also filled with gratitude and happiness and generally a lot of “SQUEEEEEEEES” because recipes for delicious, vegan Bengali Sweets had *finally* come into existence.
To be honest, it comes as no surprise to me that Richa was the one to crack the Rasgulla code. She is the mistress of Indian Sweets! :) It also doesn’t surprise me that her first eBook is one filled with Vegan Diwali Sweets. This book is filled with gorgeous pictures and recipes for a bunch of much loved Indian desserts.”

Kathy Hester – Cookbook Author
“Richa, of Vegan Richa, is one of my favorite vegan bloggers. She creates so many amazing vegan recipes and I love her Indian twists. She’s written a great ebook for the Diwali holiday called Diwali Sweets. ”

Kristy – Blogger and cookbook author
“I’ve always been amazed by the incredible treats Richa creates for Indian holidays so I’m super excited that she’s created an e-book for an upcoming Indian holiday, Diwali.
I was absolutely floored by the book. All of the recipes sound delightful and the photography is stunning (as is all of Richa’s photography). ”

Rithika – Blogger
“Richa Hingle the super talented kitchen goddess and brilliant photographer behind Vegan Richa has made things easier for people like me looking to make vegan traditional sweet-treat recipes this Diwali. She has put together a lovely e-book called Vegan Diwali Sweets. The recipes are easy to follow and must be doubled when you make it because it’ll be over before you know it.
I tried the recipe for the Mysore Pak (Chickpea fudge squares) because that was something I ate a lot before I turned vegan. If you have eaten a Mysore Pak you should know that if you eat more than two pieces of the one with ghee (clarified butter) it’s going to leave you feeling sick with a sugar high. The best part about making and eating vegan Mysore Pak is that you can enjoy the taste and texture of the Mysore Pak without feeling heavy or sick after stuffing yourself (read myself) with the whole batch.”

I made the Kaju Katli several times now and am also taking some back to India for my mother.

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  1. says

    Richa, your ebook is spinningly fabulous! My uncle is a superamazing vegan cook and loves Indian food…it will stun him silly when I bring him a bowl of Kesar Sandesh, not to mention your Chocolate Burfi! Many thanks for your gorgeous work and for donating the funds to help animals. Cheers! :)

  2. says

    Nameste Richa. I just paid for my eBook & am looking forward to making these deserts for my non-vegan friends over the holidays. Thank you for putting these recipes together. Take care.

  3. Seeta says

    Richa you are AMAZING!!! Im West Indian and my to be hubby is Punjabi. Sadly my future mil wont help me so cooking good indian food has been a challenge and LOTS of trial and error (poor to be hubby’s tummy). Well your recipes are so spot on!!! He has never been happier.. (minus the increase in grocery bill). Youre amazing! If you ever put out a full cookbook I am buying!! Youre my lifesaver :)

    ps how do I buy this ebook?

    pps thanks to you im looking like a genius!! 😀

  4. says

    Hi Seeta, I sent the book to you the same day of your payment nov 17. to s.nanoo@hotmail.com . the mail probably went to junk/spam. I can send it to you to a different email id. Please email me an id at richahingle @ gmail . com

  5. Shilpi shah says

    Hi richa,

    I have been following your blog. You are a true artist. Love all your creative recipes. Is it possible to still buy this ebook of Diwali sweets. We are vegan since last 4 years and I do miss Indian sweets. Would love to make some for my hubby n kids.

    Thank you and god bless,


  6. Amelia Tummalapalli says

    Hi Richa,

    I purchased this e-book from you last October, and now can’t find it on my computer. Can you send it to me again?


  7. Sneha says

    Hi Richa,
    I searched around for dairy free rasgulla this whole week, also tried to buy your book with that recipe. My son is dairy allergic and all the Diwali functions I go to have some sweets I can’t give him….tonight we have one more dinner to go to and I know they re making rasgulla….I really wished to make that and take it along so he won’t cry about those…..please please please tell me the recipe…or how can I find it?

  8. Caroline Knights says

    Is it likely that the Diwali sweets ebook will be available again in the future? I really miss Indian sweets after taking the step from vegetarian to vegan a couple of years ago.


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